Tad Simons

Tad Simons

Contributing editor Tad Simons is an award-winning journalist whose writing on the local arts scene has appeared in the Twin Cities Reader, City Pages, St. Paul Pioneer Press, American Theatre magazine, BackStage, Variety and the Washington Post. Over his 25 year career, Tad has covered theater, books, music, visual arts, dance, film, and performance art (including politics). Tad’s articles and essays on these and other subjects have won more than 30 local and national awards for editorial excellence.

Minnesota and the Civil War: Yes, We Were There
Minnesota and the Civil War: Yes, We Were There

I will be the first to admit that when it comes to the history of the Civil War, the role Minnesotans might have played does not leap immediately to mind.


New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast's visit; and Andy Warhol is in town . . . again.

I had the honor Thursday night (and again Friday morning) of meeting and introducing the legendary New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast to the crowd gathered for the Hennepin County Library Association’s Pen Pals Lecture Series at Hopkins Center for the Arts.


The Primrose Path
Review: The Primrose Path @ The Guthrie is worth walking down

Before discussing the Guthrie’s new play, The Primrose Path, I must admit up front that I have a strong Turgenev bias.


What Happens if the Minnesota Orchestra and Management Never Agree?

 
Date: June 1, 2042 
MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA MUSICIANS CELEBRATE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF  LOCKOUT!


Mini Golf at the Walker Art Center
Photos: Walker Mini-Golf is Officially Open

This year, the Walker Art Center's artist-designed mini-golf course features two eight-hole courses, both of which offer some fiendishly difficult—and entertaining—holes.


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